Preston Citizen, 01/08/14
FAIRVIEW – James (Jim) Barlow Gilbert, 68, passed away in the presence of his wife and children on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at the Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho, following a courageous battle with an infection and cardiac arrest. Jim is the first of six children: Jim, Leslie, Dan, Skyler, Nicolen and Lisa. He was born Jan. 22, 1945, to Frank Barlow Gilbert and Carol Bingham Gilbert, in Logan, Utah. He married Linda Johnson on July 30, 1966. They were married 40 years before she passed away in June 2007. He then married Kris Mauchley in June 2008.
He was a well-known master diesel mechanic and worked for GMC, Dodge and John Deere to name a few. He also worked on the Alaska pipeline. He was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in the Southern States Mission. He had a passion for singing, flying planes, farming, showing his trains off and loved dropping candy from the plane at different events.
Jim is survived by his wife, Kris; and their ten children and two foster children, Tiffany Lynn (Ted) Weeks, Kamiah, Idaho; Debra G. Eiynck, Round Hill, Va.; Kaylyn (Boyd) Bradshaw, Draper, Utah; Patrick James (Tamara O.) Gilbert, Fairview, Idaho; Curtis David (Jennifer) Gilbert, Fairview, Idaho; Derk Barlow (Sarah) Gilbert, Richmond, Utah; and Andrea Gilbert, West Jordan, Utah; and step-children, Michelle (Scot) Kurns, Mt. Angel, Ore.; David (Angela) Stark, Kuna, Idaho; Jenny (Josh) Hiatt, Talent, Ore.; and foster children, Victoria Maestas and Ryan Billy. Jim and Kris currently have 32 grandchildren. Jim is survived by his father, Barlow (Cherill) Gilbert; sister-in-law, Tamara S. Gilbert; sister, Leslie (Bill) Fisher; brother, Skyler (Kim) Gilbert; and sister, Lisa (Dave) Frame. He was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Bingham; his sister Nicolen; his first wife, Linda Johnson; his brother, Daniel Bingham Gilbert; and grandson, Kage Derk Gilbert.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Fairview 1st Ward LDS Chapel, 165 W. 4800 S. in Preston. A viewing was held on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home on 1005 S. 800 E., Preston, Idaho, and Thursday, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment was in the Fairview Cemetery. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com